Returning Your Zipcar (Parking)

You need to return your Zipcar to its home location at the end of your reservation. If you're dropping off at a location that has more than one reserved Zipcar space, any of them will do.

Check out what else is needed to end your reservation.

If the Zipcar space is unavailable

If your Zipcar spot it taken or blocked, please find the nearest available and legal space where the vehicle will not be towed. Then give us a call at 866-4ZIPCAR to let us know so we can help the next member who has the vehicle reserved.

Regional Parking Information

Denver

What to look for: If your Zipcar lives at a City of Denver on-street (curbside) Zipcar spot and the spot has been taken by another vehicle when you arrive, you may park in a legal parking space on the same block. Be sure to call the call 866-4ZIPCAR to let us know where exactly you parked it.

Houston

What to look for: If your Zipcar lives at a City of Houston on-street (curbside) parking spot, you'll notice that the signage is not branded with Zipcar. The sign will indicate "Carshare Parking Only". Remember that your Zipcar lives in this spot only. Please do not park it in other Carshare spots.

How it's Different: These Zipcar locations are unique as the parking is not branded with Zipcar signage.

San Diego

What to look for: Several on-street spaces provided by the city have signs which say "Permitted Car Share Vehicles Only" or "No Parking (Reserved Car Share)."

How it's Different: These Zipcar locations are unique as the parking is not branded with Zipcar signage.

Washington, D.C./Alexandria, VA

What to look for: When driving a Zipcar in DC, you can park at any legal curbside space. You still need to return your Zipcar back to the home location at the end of the reservation. Here are the spots you can legally park a Zipcar during your reservation at no cost:

  • Curbside spaces with a parking meter
  • Curbside spaces without a parking meter
  • Curbside spaces that require a Residential Parking Permit (RPP) in all eight wards of the city

How it's Different: These Zipcar locations are unique as the parking is not branded with Zipcar signage.

Vancouver

What to look for: When driving a Zipcar in Vancouver, you can park at any curbside space with a parking meter/ kiosk operated by the City of Vancouver for up to two hours at no additional cost. You still need to return your Zipcar back to the home location at the end of the reservation. Here are the spots you can legally park a Zipcar during your reservation at no cost:

  • Curbside spaces with a parking meter or parking kiosk operated by The City of Vancouver
  • Curbside spaces without a parking meter
  • "Resident only" and "No parking except with permit" areas

How it's Different: These parking locations are unique as the spaces are not branded with Zipcar signage.